Wed Oct 6, 2004 --from

The News Democrat reports St. Louis Rams rookie RB Steven Jackson will be used more as the season progresses according to HC Mike Martz. Jackson rushed a season-high 10 times for 46 yards and one touchdown in the Rams' 24-14 win over the San Francisco ***** on Sunday night. "He's getting better, and we're going to use him," Martz said of Jackson. "When Marshall (Faulk) comes out, we put Steven in, and we don't change anything that we do." Jackson is averaging a robust 5.5 yards per carry this season. He's gained 121 yards on 23 carries compared to 313 yards on 69 carries for Faulk. Martz said Faulk has impressed upon Jackson the importance of blocking. Martz was especially pleased with Jackson's blocking on a 14-yard pass completion from QB Marc Bulger to WR Isaac Bruce to keep alive a touchdown drive in the second quarter against the *****.